Home D for robbing hitchhiker

A 28-year-old man was sentenced to home detention after he robbed a hitch-hiker with a knife.

Marae camp and pa tour

The year 7 and 8s had an absolute blast at their school camp at Mangamaunu marae the week before last.

Hunter grateful for rescue effort

A 28-year-old hunter from Christchurch has a team of dedicated people to thank for his life after being rescued from Kaikoura bush when he broke his femur on Saturday afternoon.

Seabird weekend a soaring success

Huttons shearwater farewell

Kaikoura's first full weekend dedicated to seabirds and the science behind them has been hailed as a great success.

Children on the hunt

The annual Kaikoura Volunteer Fire Brigade pig and stag hunt saw a record number of children's entries this year, although adult numbers were down on previous years.

Catch us if you can, say siblings

Chessie and Finn Henry, with their teammate, fellow Otago University student Tish McNicol, are powering their way across Europe

Milestone for bowlers

The Kaikoura Bowling Club celebrated a milestone at the weekend when past and present members celebrated the club's centenary.

Hororata hunt launched

Hororata Primary School in North Canterbury are holding their first annual hunt competition from April 25 to 27.

Local tennis gets more bounce


Tennis in Kaikoura is making a definite resurgence thanks to a number of keen people, not least of whom is Rosemary Hargreaves, who arrived in town after the Christchurch earthquakes.

Royal seal on tournament

It was a good day for the Kaikoura Squash Club and an even better day for the Prince family when two of their members took out their divisions at the Marlborough Squash Open.

Smith's seat

Bryan Seddon

The Kaikoura Lions Club can surely boast the highest Lions seat in the whole of New Zealand, after an incredible effort saw one installed at the summit of Mt Fyffe.

Lynton to celebrate 100 years

Inland Rd school Lynton Downs will be celebrating its centenary next year and organisers are looking for anyone with an association with the school to get involved.

Medals on parade

Kaikoura RSA president Spiro Cosmatos is calling on all families of servicemen to help seek out forgotten medals of World War I, and for descendants to wear these with pride this Anzac Day to respect their family members' service and sacrifice.

'Stop spreading tsunami fears'

A former mayor of Kaikoura is concerned about what he feels is scare-mongering by scientists

Travelling Europe on Red Bull


Finn and Chessie Henry, have embarked on a wild adventure with fellow university student Tish McNicol.

Platinum payoff for Kaikoura

Kaikoura celebrated a milestone on Friday evening with the presentation of EarthCheck platinum certification for environmental performance.

Hunter rescued after fall

A 28-year-old hunter had to be rescued from bush near Kaikoura after he broke his femur on Saturday afternoon.

Swedes study changing town

A group of Swedish students has been in town for the past week studying not the marine life but the people

Event to farewell birds

This weekend marks the annual farewell ceremony for the hutton's shearwater

Safe Kids programme

After the successful introduction of the St John Safe Kids programme in Kaikoura last year, community educator Kathryn Halstead was back last week to visit more schools.

Campaigners hail whaling decision

The United Nations' top court has ruled Japan's whaling hunt in the Southern Ocean is not a scientific programme as it has always claimed.

Strong NZ currents after Chile quake

East coast currents are likely to be strong today after 8.2 Chile quake

Annual hunt on this weekend

It's the time of year when all pigs and stags should be running for cover - the Kaikoura Volunteer Fire Brigade annual pig and stag hunt is this weekend.

Warrant to help health

The Kaikoura Hospital fundraising push continues thanks to the support from local businesses

Cadets rise to challenges

The YES (Youth in Emergency Services) programme has been a huge success for all those involved, local co-ordinator Nigel Elson says.

Alcohol fuels assault incident

Cops corner

There was a minor assault in one of the bars in town on Saturday night

Record numbers line up

A record turnout, some great weather and some very impressive results marked the third year of the Kaikoura New World Duathlon, which was held on Sunday at the South Bay racecourse.

Have your say on Kaikoura brand

The Kaikoura District Council is considering a change of logo and wants to hear your views before making a decision.

Superman flies to head of the pack

Kaikoura's twilight grass kart series finished on Wednesday with some great competition and racing to ensure the first season was seen out in style.

Quality before quantity for tourism

Growing annual tourism revenues to NZ$41 Billion per annum is the aspirational goal of Tourism 2025 which was released last week by the Tourism Industry Association New Zealand (TIA).

There's no need for whaling

Sounds whalers have welcomed the decision by the International Court of Justice to outlaw whaling by the Japanese.

Kaikoura get off to flying start

RUGBY - The Marlborough Express

Whale Watch Kaikoura started their Marlborough division two rugby competition campaign in style on Saturday

Guy hails efforts of fishers

Kaikoura's fishers showed real leadership in committing to a package of changes which reduce the areas they can fish and the size of their catch

Driver remains in hospital

A 26-year-old man is still in a serious but stable conditon in Christchurch Hospital following a head-on crash north of Kaikoura, almost two weeks ago.

Move to protect marine wildlife

The Government is to put the largest marine reserve off the New Zealand mainland coast in place at Kaikoura.

Whale and fur seal sanctuary

Major new protections around the Kaikoura coast have been unveiled by the Government today.

Blues look out to sea

New Zealand and Australia will seek to form a "Cairns Group" of nations to work together to regulate the high seas

Three in a row for Team Seagate


New Zealand's leading adventure racers, Team Seagate, have made it three consecutive victories at the Godzone event.

No Drill set to confront Nats

The National Party's advisory group on environmental issues, the Bluegreens, is holding its annual conference in Kaikoura this weekend.

Driver dies

A 73-year-old man has died following a head-on crash north of Kaikoura on Thursday afternoon

Ocean focus

Kaikoura, New Zealand's top spot for whale-watching, is to host Whalefest this month.

Campervan driver critically injured

Both men cut from their vehicles

Campervan crash near Kaikoura

A campervan driver is in critical condition after yesterday's collision with a 4WD near Kaikoura.

Two seriously injured

Both men had to be cut from their vehicles

Traffic was backed up on State Highway 1 for about 2 kilometres last night after a serious crash north of Kaikoura.

Seagate favourites in Kaikoura

It's been a solid victory for New Zealand adventurers Team Seagate in the last two chapters of the Godzone adventure race.

Teamwork for tramper

Cops corner

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Startled walker winched off rocks

Garden City Helicopters airlifted a woman to safety after she became trapped on rocks while walking around the Kaikoura Peninsula on Friday morning.

Trash well-transformed

With the season quietening down and the weather more suited to indoor pursuits, now is the perfect time to get on with those costumes for this year's Recycled Trash Fashion show.

Centre tenders sent out

Construction on Kaikoura's new health facilities look set to start before the middle of this year following tenders being sent to five construction companies.

Organ music treat in store

Internationally renowned organist and composer Hans Uwe Hielscher will be treating music fans to a rare treat this weekend when he visits Kaikoura.

Find a muddy buddy for a dirty weekend

We all know boys generally don't need an excuse to get muddy, so this weekend's Mud Challenge will be right up their street.
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